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Blues Guitar

Blues Guitar

Our Blues Guitar course will teach you a range of skills to introduce improvisation and new rhythmic styles to your practice.

Perfect if you already have some guitar experience and want to learn this fundamental form that exists in just about every genre of music. Play Jazz and Blues standards with confidence alongside developing your ability to improvise.

Building on our beginners' guitar course, you will continue to learn to play as a group. However, our professional tutors will introduce solo guitar playing as you gain confidence.

What will be taught on this Blues Guitar course?

Course content will include: 

  • A range of improvisation approaches and skills
  • Rhythm and lead guitar licks and examples
  • Common Chord Progressions and Jazz/Blues Standards
  • How to 'Play the changes'
  • Scales: How to apply them and practicing them to maximise efficiency
  • Introduce some theory and technique elements that will help bridge the gap between Blues and Jazz

 

 

Music

Blues and Jazz guitar

Type

Group lesson with one to one feedback and some solo practice

Level

You should have the ability to read chord and tab diagrams, change chords and play basic melodies before joining this course

Equipment

You will need to bring your own guitar, acoustic or electric (if electric you will need a small personal amp), water, notebook and pen

Our approach

Like all of our music lessons, you will work as a group while still receiving individual feedback. You will work learn two popular songs that can be performed in front of friends and family.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

Students will have the ability to read tab and chord diagrams. Students should also have experience changing between chords and some experience playing basic melodies/riffs. Ideally, students will have completed the City Academy Guitar Beginners Course. Please note, you will need to bring your own guitar.

Good spoken and written English is required.

By the end of the course, what will I have achieved?

You will have:

  • Fundamental techniques and knowledge to be able to play rhythm and lead guitar in a blues style
  • Learned the historical and stylistic elements that create the blues sound and genre
  • The ability to create a great practice schedule and knowledge of key London Jam nights to help them develop after the course has finished
  • Be able to play with other musicians and understand the common musician terms used to communicate in a jam setting

AFTER I COMPLETE THIS COURSE, WHAT ARE THE NEXT STEPS IN MY TRAINING?

Students may wish to repeat a Level 2 guitar course or attend a City Academy Open Mic event to put their skills into practice.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Register your interest

We will be publishing new class dates soon - please register your interest and we will be in touch with more information.

First Name*
Last Name*
Email Address*
Phone Number*

PAYMENT OPTIONS

You are welcome to join the course up to the second class.

ONLINE & PHONE PAYMENTS

Online – To book your selected class/course online, just click Book Now next to your chosen class/course.
Phone – We would be happy to take your booking over the phone, just call us on 020 7042 8833.

CASH & CHEQUE PAYMENTS

Cash - You are welcome to pay cash, just come and see us at our office: City Academy, 38 Rosebery Avenue, London, EC1R 4RN
Cheque - You can also pay by cheque by filling out this form (click here) and posting it to the address above.

CANCELLATIONS POLICY

We offer a full refund or full credit of your original course if you cancel at least 72 hours before the start of your booking.
We cannot offer any refund if you cancel less than 72 hours before the start of your booking, or if you do not attend.
(For more information please see our terms and conditions)

10% DISCOUNT AVAILABLE

If you book 2 or more different classes/courses at a time we can offer you a 10% discount. If you wish to take advantage of this offer please enter 2ORMORE in the promotional code box when booking online or quote code when booking over the phone. Please note that this offer cannot be applied when you are booking two or more of the same class/course.

Blues Guitar Venues


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Blues Guitar tutors


All City Academy tutors are experienced professionals from theatre, film/TV and performance industries. So whilst they're training you they may also be rehearsing for a West End show or working on a movie. We like that and we do believe it makes a difference in class.

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